Small tree house plant

Asked September 30, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT

This was given to me. Is it a type of bonsai tree. Looks a little rough need to know what it is so I can take care of it.

Burleson County Texas trees and shrubs horticulture

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I'm not familiar with this plant, but one of our expert Master Gardeners knows it. Here is the info:

Sometimes known as the Taiwan Ficus, Banyan Fig or Indian Laurel Fig, the Ginseng Ficus is characterized by the shape of its strong roots and stems and small, alternating oval dark green leaves that grow up the stem. A Ginseng Ficus will normally have two or more large, thick roots that appear to look more like tree trunks than a typical root. Typically, a Ginseng Ficus bonsai is noted for a thick, pot-bellied trunk similar to a Ginseng plant’s root.

Grown in the bonsai trade...can find them in most of the big box stores as "indoor bonsai"